COOPERATIVE FREIGHT CAR TRUCK AND SNUBBER RESEARCH PROGRAM

This item consists of the conclusions and four appended reports to MR114. It was found that in trucks with all-coil springs without snubbers, the best performance was obtained with 1 5/8" spring travel. All snubbing devices tested provided definite improvement in riding quality over that provided by unsnubbed springs. None of the fifteen Unit Snubbers tested provides performance considered satisfactory to a speed of 65 mph. Five of the eleven Package Snubbers tested provide performance considered satisfactory ("fair") to a speed of 90 mph. Two of the three Modified Conventional Trucks tested provide performance considered satisfactory ("fair") to a speed of 90 mph. These two trucks are as follows: HOLLAND RS-8 with 2 1/2" springs and HOLLAND RS-8 with CESD springs. Twenty-eight of the thirty-five High-Speed Trucks tested provided performance considered satisfactory to a speed of 90 mph. The appendices includes reports of studies on the performance of solid-type journal bearings, roller bearing research, lateral action of freight car trucks and accelerometer performance and side frame stress.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • First 12 pages of report missing.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads

    50 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001-1564
  • Publication Date: 1951-6-30

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR MR-114
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM